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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537443/pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-papp-a-and-the-proform-of-the-eosinophil-major-basic-protein-prombp-are-associated-with-increased-risk-of-death-in-heart-failure-patients
#1
Maja Dembic, Paula L Hedley, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Michael Christiansen
Risk stratification and patient management in heart failure (HF) is difficult due to the unpredictable progression of the disease, necessitating the development of reliable diagnostic biomarkers to facilitate decision-making in clinical practice. Pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A) is a marker of arteriosclerotic heart disease. PAPP-A is a serum protease, which is involved in the insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) axis where it is inhibited by the proform of the eosinophil major basic protein (proMBP)...
May 24, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533004/validation-of-navigation-ultrasound-for-clavicular-length-measurement
#2
Anders Thorsmark Høj, Chiara Villa, Ole M Christensen, Søren Torp-Pedersen, Søren Overgaard, Lars H Frich
Accurate clavicular length measurement is considered important for the selection of patients requiring surgical treatment after a midclavicular fracture. As radiographic length measurements can be inaccurate to varying degrees, new measurement methods are needed. Use of novel technology, navigation ultrasound, to deliver accurate measurements seems promising. To examine the reliability and validity of navigation ultrasound for length measurements of the clavicle, a study was performed using length measurements performed before forensic autopsies from 2012 to 2013...
May 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514242/risks-of-cardiovascular-adverse-events-and-death-in-patients-with-previous-stroke-undergoing-emergency-noncardiac-nonintracranial-surgery-the-importance-of-operative-timing
#3
Mia N Christiansen, Charlotte Andersson, Gunnar H Gislason, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Robert D Sanders, Per Føge Jensen, Mads E Jørgensen
BACKGROUND: The outcomes of emergent noncardiac, nonintracranial surgery in patients with previous stroke remain unknown. METHODS: All emergency surgeries performed in Denmark (2005 to 2011) were analyzed according to time elapsed between previous ischemic stroke and surgery. The risks of 30-day mortality and major adverse cardiovascular events were estimated as odds ratios (ORs) and 95% CIs using adjusted logistic regression models in a priori defined groups (reference was no previous stroke)...
May 17, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511227/tenosynovitis-evaluation-using-image-fusion-and-b-flow-a-pilot-study-on-new-imaging-techniques-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
#4
Mads Ammitzbøll-Danielsen, Daniel Glinatsi, Søren Torp-Pedersen, Jacob M Møller, Esperanza Naredo, Mikkel Ostergaard, Lene Terslev
Aim The aim of this study was to compare the assessment of tenosynovitis by ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using the image fusion technique and to investigate whether US B-flow imaging (BFI) is an alternative to Doppler US when assessing tenosynovitis. Materials and Methods 15 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) had US-verified tenosynovitis in the wrist/hand. An MRI was performed of the wrist/hand with subsequent repeated US and image fusion. Images were compared in three steps: 1...
May 16, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501944/sociodemographic-predictors-of-participation-in-colorectal-cancer-screening
#5
Ulrik Deding, Anna Sharon Henig, Ann Salling, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
PURPOSE: Colorectal cancer screening by inviting citizens to complete a test for blood in faeces was initiated in Denmark in 2014. We have examined sociodemographic predictors that influence participation to identify factors that could be targeted to increase compliance. METHODS: National registers were used to link data on invitations for colorectal cancer screening in Denmark from 2014 to 2015. Region of residence, age, gender, immigration status, income, educational level and marital status were identified...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493461/ophthalmic-nepafenac-use-in-the-netherlands-and-denmark
#6
Andrea V Margulis, Eline Houben, Jesper Hallas, Jetty A Overbeek, Anton Pottegård, Tobias Torp-Pedersen, Susana Perez-Gutthann, Alejandro Arana
PURPOSE: To describe nepafenac use in the Netherlands and Denmark with reference to its approved indications. For context, we also describe the use of ketorolac and diclofenac. METHODS: We identified users in the PHARMO Database Network (the Netherlands, 2008-2013) and the Danish national health registers (Denmark, 1994-2014). We described prevalence of cataract surgery and duration of use in patients with cataract surgery with and without diabetes. RESULTS: In the Netherlands, 9530 nepafenac users (mean age, 71 years; 60% women) contributed 12 691 therapy episodes, of which 21% had a recently recorded cataract surgery...
May 10, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491870/noninvasive-retinal-markers-in-diabetic-retinopathy-advancing-from-bench-towards-bedside
#7
REVIEW
Søren Leer Blindbæk, Thomas Lee Torp, Kristian Lundberg, Kerstin Soelberg, Anna Stage Vergmann, Christina Døfler Poulsen, Ulrik Frydkjaer-Olsen, Rebecca Broe, Malin Lundberg Rasmussen, Jimmi Wied, Majbrit Lind, Anders Højslet Vestergaard, Tunde Peto, Jakob Grauslund
The retinal vascular system is the only part of the human body available for direct, in vivo inspection. Noninvasive retinal markers are important to identity patients in risk of sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy. Studies have correlated structural features like retinal vascular caliber and fractals with micro- and macrovascular dysfunction in diabetes. Likewise, the retinal metabolism can be evaluated by retinal oximetry, and higher retinal venular oxygen saturation has been demonstrated in patients with diabetic retinopathy...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475680/surgical-resection-versus-watchful-waiting-in-low-grade-gliomas
#8
A S Jakola, A J Skjulsvik, K S Myrmel, K Sjåvik, G Unsgård, S H Torp, K Aaberg, T Berg, H Y Dai, K Johnsen, R Kloster, O Solheim
Background: HASH(0x4a5ebf8) Material and methods: HASH(0x4a50ef0) Results: HASH(0x4a4d800) Conclusion: HASH(0x44ddb60)
May 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472245/beta-blocker-subtype-and-risks-of-perioperative-adverse-events-following-non-cardiac-surgery-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#9
Mads E Jørgensen, Robert D Sanders, Lars Køber, Kala Mehta, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Mark A Hlatky, Jannik L Pallisgaard, Richard E Shaw, Gunnar H Gislason, Per F Jensen, Charlotte Andersson
Aims: Beta-blockers vary in pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic properties. It is unknown whether specific types are associated with increased perioperative risks. We evaluated perioperative risks associated with beta-blocker subtypes, overall and in patient subgroups. Methods and results: We performed a Danish Nationwide cohort study, 2005-2011, of patients treated chronically with beta blocker (atenolol, bisoprolol, carvedilol, metoprolol, propranolol, or other) prior to non-cardiac surgery...
May 2, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467879/bystander-efforts-and-1-year-outcomes-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kristian Kragholm, Mads Wissenberg, Rikke N Mortensen, Steen M Hansen, Carolina Malta Hansen, Kristinn Thorsteinsson, Shahzleen Rajan, Freddy Lippert, Fredrik Folke, Gunnar Gislason, Lars Køber, Kirsten Fonager, Svend E Jensen, Thomas A Gerds, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Bodil S Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: The effect of bystander interventions on long-term functional outcomes among survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has not been extensively studied. METHODS: We linked nationwide data on out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Denmark to functional outcome data and reported the 1-year risks of anoxic brain damage or nursing home admission and of death from any cause among patients who survived to day 30 after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. We analyzed risks according to whether bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) or defibrillation was performed and evaluated temporal changes in bystander interventions and outcomes...
May 4, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437810/hyperprolactinemia-and-the-association-with-all-cause-mortality-and-cardiovascular-mortality
#11
Jesper Krogh, Christian Selmer, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Caroline Kistorp
Hyperprolactinemia has been suspected to increase mortality risk, but the available data are conflicting. The objective of this study was to estimate the association between hyperprolactinemia and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among patients referred for assessment of prolactin. For this study, adults with no prio pituitary disease who underwent prolactin assessment at 3 university Hospitals in Denmark between 2001 and 2011 were included in a retrospective cohort study. A total of 3 633 patients with a median follow-up time of 5...
April 24, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420655/syncope-and-its-impact-on-occupational-accidents-and-employment-a-danish-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
#12
Anna-Karin Numé, Kristian Kragholm, Nicolas Carlson, Søren L Kristensen, Henrik Bøggild, Mark A Hlatky, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Gislason, Martin H Ruwald
BACKGROUND: First-time syncopal episodes usually occur in adults of working age, but their impact on occupational safety and employment remains unknown. We examined the associations of syncope with occupational accidents and termination of employment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through linkage of Danish population-based registers, we included all residents 18 to 64 years from 2008 to 2012. Among 3 410 148 eligible individuals, 21 729 with a first-time diagnosis of syncope were identified, with a median age 48...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390607/endoscopic-middle-ear-exploration-in-pediatric-patients-with-conductive-hearing-loss
#13
John M Carter, Stephen R Hoff
OBJECTIVE: To describe our indications, findings, and outcomes for transcanal endoscopic middle ear exploration in pediatric patients with conductive hearing loss of unknown etiology, without effusions. METHODS: Prospective case series for all pediatric patients undergoing totally endoscopic transcanal middle ear exploration between April 2012 and October 2015 at a pediatric tertiary care referral hospital. Demographic data, operative findings, and hearing results were reviewed...
May 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385304/functional-testing-or-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-stable%C3%A2-coronary-artery-disease
#14
Mads E Jørgensen, Charlotte Andersson, Bjarne L Nørgaard, Jawdat Abdulla, Jacqueline B Shreibati, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar H Gislason, Richard E Shaw, Mark A Hlatky
BACKGROUND: The choice of either anatomical or functional noninvasive testing to evaluate suspected coronary artery disease might affect subsequent clinical management and outcomes. OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the association of initial noninvasive cardiac testing in outpatients with stable symptoms, with subsequent use of medications, invasive procedures, and clinical outcomes. METHODS: We studied patients enrolled in a Danish nationwide register who underwent initial noninvasive cardiac testing with either coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) or functional testing (exercise electrocardiography or nuclear stress testing) from 2009 to 2015...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385116/gender-differences-in-subjective-health-complaints-in-adolescence-the-roles-of-self-esteem-stress-from-schoolwork-and-body-dissatisfaction
#15
Fiona Aanesen, Eivind Meland, Steffen Torp
AIMS: The aims of this study were to examine subjective health complaints among Norwegian adolescents and assess the development of gender differences in subjective health complaints between age 14 and 16; to investigate whether self-esteem, stress from schoolwork or body dissatisfaction affected adolescents' subjective health complaints; and determine whether these factors could explain the excess of subjective health complaints among girls. METHODS: We used multiple linear regression analyses to analyse longitudinal survey data from 751 Norwegian adolescents at the ages of 14 and 16...
April 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367377/expression-and-clinical-value-of-egfr-in-human-meningiomas
#16
Magnus B Arnli, Thomas Backer-Grøndahl, Borgny Ytterhus, Unn S Granli, Stian Lydersen, Sasha Gulati, Sverre H Torp
BACKGROUND: Meningiomas are common intracranial tumors in humans that frequently recur despite having a predominantly benign nature. Even though these tumors have been shown to commonly express EGFR/c-erbB1 (epidermal growth factor receptor), results from previous studies are uncertain regarding the expression of either intracellular or extracellular domains, cellular localization, activation state, relations to malignancy grade, and prognosis. AIMS: This study was designed to investigate the expression of the intracellular and extracellular domains of EGFR and of the activated receptor as well as its ligands EGF and TGFα in a large series of meningiomas with long follow-up data, and investigate if there exists an association between antibody expression and clinical and histological data...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363819/association-between-bystander-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-and-redeemed-prescriptions-for-antidepressants-and-anxiolytics-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-survivors
#17
Kristian Bundgaard, Steen M Hansen, Rikke Nørmark Mortensen, Mads Wissenberg, Malta Hansen, Freddy Lippert, Gunnar Gislason, Lars Køber, Jimmi Nielsen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Bodil Steen Rasmussen, Kristian Kragholm
AIM: This study aimed to examine rates of redeemed prescriptions of antidepressants and anxiolytics, used as markers for cerebral dysfunction in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors, and examine the association between bystander CPR and these psychoactive drugs. METHODS: We included all 30-day survivors of OHCA in Denmark between 2001 and 2011, who had not redeemed prescriptions for antidepressants or anxiolytics in the last six months prior to OHCA. Main outcome measures were redeemed prescriptions of antidepressants and anxiolytics within one year after OHCA...
March 29, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350746/perceived-stress-as-a-risk-factor-for-dyspepsia-a-register-based-cohort-study
#18
Ulrik Deding, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Henrik Bøggild
OBJECTIVE: Dyspepsia is a common condition and has a huge impact on quality of life and working capacity, but its causes are not well understood. An association between stress and dyspepsia has been debated for decades, but the issue has not been resolved. We examined the 3-year risk of redeeming a proton-pump inhibitor or an H2-receptor antagonist as a proxy of dyspepsia according to the level of perceived stress. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Perceived stress was measured in a general health survey of 16 124 Danes aged older than 16 years of age in 2010 using Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale...
May 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339659/the-use-of-guideline-recommended-beta-blocker-therapy-in-primary-prevention-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-patients-insight-from-danish-nationwide-registers
#19
Anne-Christine Ruwald, Gunnar Hilmar Gislason, Michael Vinther, Jens Brock Johansen, Jens Cosedis Nielsen, Helen Høgh Petersen, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Sam Riahi, Christian Jøns
Aims: We aimed to examine the use of guideline recommended beta-blocker therapy prior to and after primary prevention implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation in a 'real-life' setting. Methods and results: From the Danish Pacemaker and ICD Registry we identified all 1st-time primary prevention ICD and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) implantations in Denmark from 2007-12 (n = 2935). Use of beta-blocker, type and dose was acquired through the Danish Prescription Registry...
February 20, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329228/gender-differences-in-the-effects-of-cardiovascular-drugs
#20
J Tamargo, G Rosano, W Thomas, J Duarte, A Niessner, J C Kaski, C Cecconi, H Drexel, K Kjeldsen, G Savarese, C Torp-Pedersen, D Atar, B S Lewis, S Agewall
Although sex-specific differences in cardiovascular medicine are well-known, the exact influences of sex on the effect of cardiovascular drugs remain unclear. Women and men differ in body composition and physiology (hormonal influences during the menstrual cycle, menopause and pregnancy) and they present differences in drug pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion) and pharmacodynamics, so that is not rare that they may respond differently to cardiovascular drugs. Furthermore, women are also less often treated with evidence-based drugs thereby preventing optimization of therapeutics for women of all ages, experience more relevant adverse drug reactions than men, and remain under-represented in most clinical trials...
February 28, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
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